Five biggest Premier League stadiums of 2016/17

The Premier League boasts some of the world's finest sporting arenas and are filled to the rafters week after week to watch the most competitive league in the game.

Here, we take at the look at some of the Premier League's highest capacity stadiums...

Old Trafford

After years of success, there's something special about Manchester United's Old Trafford and the aura it possesses. With a capacity of around 75,000, the ground can often intimidate and isn't called the Theatre of Dreams for nothing.

The Sir Alex Ferguson Stand has a capacity of 25,000 – a figure higher than many Premier League teams' whole stadium.


The stadium was built from 2004 to 2006 and replaced the old Highbury stadium which had only 38,419 seats and was too small for the needs of modern football.

The beautifully designed modern stadium has top class facilities and a 60,000 capacity. Many fans will bemoan the poor atmosphere it generates, but in terms of stature and comfort it is among the best.

Olympic Stadium

West Ham United should count themselves lucky to land the Olympic Stadium, for just £2.5m a-year.

With a capacity of 60,000, it puts the Hammers into a whole new league and lifts the stature of the club.

Though many have complained about the distance between their seat and the pitch, the facilities and fact that two stands will be named after club legends – will hopefully put the fans at ease after moving out of the Boleyn Ground, their home for 112 years.

Etihad Stadium

Manchester City struck gold with this former athletics stadium, and have built upon a solid base.

Instead of a soulless arena, City swiftly got rid of the track and added an extra 6,000 fans last year with a stand redevelopment, bringing capacity to 55,000.

With bands, beers and big screens adorning the stadium, there's plenty to keep punters entertained. With new boss Pep Guardiola at the helm, the Sky Blues are expected to challenge for the title this year, so be sure to check out Premier League betting at Coral this Saturday as Guardiola takes on Stoke City.


The atmosphere at Anfield remains one of the best in England, and the history of ground makes it a footballing pilgrimage many make.

The sight and sound of the Anfield faithful signing You'll never walk Alone still gives supporters goosebumps.

The main stand is currently being redeveloped and will take the capacity from 45,000 to around 60,000.

Written by Rob. First published on August 19th, 2016.